Fundamental Rights / Civil Liberties

Missouri orders lone abortion clinic to close- judge keeps it open…

Missouri orders lone abortion clinic to close- judge keeps it open…

Published 21/06/2019

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Missouri health officials on Friday refused to renew the license of the state’s only abortion clinic, but the facility will remain [more…]

Venezuela frees jailed opposition lawmaker ahead of U.N. rights…

Venezuela frees jailed opposition lawmaker ahead of U.N. rights…

Published 18/06/2019

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela on Monday freed opposition lawmaker Gilber Caro, who was detained in April in what allies said was a violation of his [more…]

Justice Thomas urges U.S. Supreme Court to feel free to reverse…

Justice Thomas urges U.S. Supreme Court to feel free to reverse…

Published 18/06/2019

(Reuters) - Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to feel less bound to upholding precedent, advancing a view that if adopted [more…]

As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants

As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants

Published 18/06/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, after [more…]

Hong Kong vows to press ahead with extradition bill despite huge…

Hong Kong vows to press ahead with extradition bill despite huge…

Published 10/06/2019

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Riot police surrounded Hong Kong’s parliament on Monday after authorities said they would go ahead with a proposed extradition law, which [more…]

Chinese paper says ‘foreign forces’ using Hong Kong havoc to hurt…

Chinese paper says ‘foreign forces’ using Hong Kong havoc to hurt…

Published 10/06/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - “Foreign forces” are trying to hurt China by creating chaos in Hong Kong over an extradition bill that has prompted mass protests [more…]

Hundreds of thousands march in Hong Kong to protest China…

Hundreds of thousands march in Hong Kong to protest China…

Published 10/06/2019

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong was plunged into a fresh political crisis on Sunday night after more than half a million people took to [more…]

Air New Zealand drops ban on staff tattoos amid discrimination…

Air New Zealand drops ban on staff tattoos amid discrimination…

Published 10/06/2019

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Air New Zealand said on Monday it was ending a longstanding ban on staff having visible tattoos after facing criticism that the [more…]

No expansion yet of U.S.-Mexico asylum program after Trump deal

No expansion yet of U.S.-Mexico asylum program after Trump deal

Published 10/06/2019

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - U.S.-bound asylum seekers are not yet being sent back to additional Mexican border towns to await processing after a deal on [more…]

Outrage at acquittals in rape cases sparks calls to fix Japanese law

Outrage at acquittals in rape cases sparks calls to fix Japanese law

Published 10/06/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - Miyako Shirakawa was a 19-year-old college student when she was raped by an older man. She said that when the attack started, [more…]